Located just over a two-hour drive from central Stockholm (There is even a regular coach transfer from Stockholm Central!), Romme Alpin is the hidden gem of Dalarna County and perfect for a short escape. As the largest resort outside of the Swedish mountain regions, Romme has 33 slopes, 13 lifts, with five of these being six chair express lifts!
Romme Alpin resort consists of two overlapping, heavily forested mountains. Although the size of the resort is relatively small, the facilities are incredibly modern and the sheer quality of the 33 tree-lined slopes on offer will ensure that you’ll have more fun here than at resorts with double that number!
Typically this is a great resort for a skier/snowboarder of any level with a good distribution of slope difficulty and decent park section, although some expert skiers may find the resort wanting after a few days.
How To Get To Romme Alpin
Logically, we assume all journeys to Romme Alpin start from Stockholm. Home to the largest airport in Scandinavia, Arlanda Internation, you can reach here from most corners of the globe. From the airport, you have two choices either hire a car or use the fantastic Romme ski bus.
All the usual car hire agents are available at Arlanda airport, car hire rates are generally pretty fair in Sweden, and the roads are well maintained either in heavy snow.
The easiest route is using the E4 north until Uppsala then using route 70 and 72 to complete your trip. As with many journeys through Scandinavia to ski resorts, the journey is fairly easy and consists of only a few major roads. On a good day, you can get from Arlanda to Romme Alpin in 2.5 hours.
By Ski Bus
Bookable through Romme Alpin’s official website, the ski bus travels daily from 17 destinations across the South East of Sweden. The bus ride is typically used for a day trip to Romme and includes a ski pass in the cost. Typically ticket cost with ski pass is around £25-£30.
The bus journey is a great way to access Romme without having to worry about renting a car and is surprisingly cheap!
Tips and Tricks
There are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a Ski holiday in Sweden:
- Find out when sports break is. Sweden’s half time, referred to as sports break, usually falls in the centre of February. Costs spike in and around this week so look to avoid it. Late January or early March are typically much cheaper.
- Changeover days in Sweden are different. In the UK typically you holiday from Saturday to Saturday, or Friday to Monday for a long weekend. In Sweden, a weeks holiday is usually taken between Sunday to Sunday and a long weekend is from Thursday to Sunday.
- Late booking and package deals can help to keep the price down. For example, booking a weekend break only a few days in advance can save as much as 50%